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blanket bog

an upland area of very wet peat formation, developed on poorly drained flat surfaces, which completely covers the ground surface and obliterates other topographical features. Sedges predominate, though Sphagnum, which probably dominated before Man's activities, is also extensive. See RAISED BOG, BOG, FEN.
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As practitioners we know that careful burning of heather has multiple positive impacts in different scenarios such as mitigating wildfire risk and severity, maintaining active blanket bog function, creating diversity for wildlife and facilitating moss inoculation.
| 100km of grips or moorland drains blocked to restore the hydrology of the blanket bog.
Annabel said: "The vegetation is obviously the base of the food chain, so that will take time to fully recover too, which is why the work the RSPB and United Utilities have been doing to restore the blanket bog vegetation is so important."
'So far, we've managed to block more than 1,700km of grips and gullies,' says Thorn, 'and have restored nearly 40 per cent of North Yorkshire's total blanket bog.' But he wants to go for the full 100 per cent: 'There is a goal to restore two million hectares of UK blanket bog by 2040--I think that just about makes it the largest conservation project by surface area in Europe.'
The new research by the University of Leeds has provided a big boost to safeguarding fragile upland blanket bogs along access routes by demonstrating that it is possible to use some vehicles on blanket bog habitats while minimising damage.
Blanket bog at the Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve Peatland covers almost a quarter of Scotland and is an important tool for us in tackling climate change
Nick Brodin, Natural England's senior adviser biodiversity, said: "Simonside is one of the most important areas for blanket bog in Europe.
The terrain is steep and much of the land supports SSSI habitats like blanket bog, traditionally managed hay meadows, dry heath, and important plant communities including species like the Snowdon Lilly and tufted saxifrage.
A significant feature of Rathlin is the upland environment of north-east Ulster, in particular a large tract of blanket bog. (7) Through a close reading, this essay will examine Beggs's representation of peatland in Rathlin, in relation to a number of underlying physical, cultural, literary, and social faultlines.
One vast area of blanket bog of worldwide importance is the Flow Country of Caithness and East Sutherland – 1500 acres of moorlands, sprinkled silver and blue with lochs and lochans where golden plover pipe from sphagnum tussock, dunlin and greenshank nest.
For example, MFFP's Making Space for Water Project, a Defra/ Environment Agency funded project investigating the impact of blanket bog restoration on flood risk.